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by Goon Squad
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas on Story of 1979 Top of the Pops
Replies: 22
Views: 8054

Re: Bruce Thomas on Story of 1979 Top of the Pops

sweetest punch wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03mpphw/Top_of_the_Pops_The_Story_of_1979/


Thanks SP, I wanted to do the link but it was way beyond my technical capabilities ! :wink:
by Goon Squad
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas on Story of 1979 Top of the Pops
Replies: 22
Views: 8054

Bruce Thomas on Story of 1979 Top of the Pops

For all those this side of the pond, I caught an interesting programme last night on BBC4 called "The story of 1979 Top of the Pops". Basically it went through the year's music that featured on TOTP and not only did it feature Elv a couple of times, but I was amazed to see Bruce Thomas als...
by Goon Squad
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 13675

Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Man out of Time wrote:
Goon Squad wrote:I find it's always better to speak to a real human being !


Ticket booked on phone to box office - Row K. Arrived in the post this morning.
TIcket booked online later that same day - Row B.

It really is a lottery.

MOOT


Blimey ! :shock: Weird ! ...............Guess I just got lucky ! :?
by Goon Squad
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 13675

Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

I phoned the theatre yesterday ( Thur) morning and got row B.
I find it's always better to speak to a real human being ! :wink:
by Goon Squad
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Video for "Tripwire"
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Video for "Tripwire"

I really like the song, and the video is quite compelling to watch. However, I must admit watching it made me feel a bit queasy or seasick with the way the words form and move across the screen. :? Having said that I am a bit under the weather with the dreaded lurgy at the moment so maybe that expla...
by Goon Squad
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 13675

Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Just booked mine ! I'm there in Row B !................bring it on ! 8)
by Goon Squad
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 13675

Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

I must admit I had to do a double take, as I was sure when clicking on this thread it was going to be Bexhill USA, or Australia , or somewhere else in some other continent. Having checked it is UK, and although not on my doorstep , I'm right up for this !................................................
by Goon Squad
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Busker singing Elvis ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Busker singing Elvis ?

I used to busk Elvis songs when I was a student in the late 80s! I specifically remember singing 'The Greatest Thing' in John Frost Square in Newport, Gwent - Christ knows what I was thinking! I'm impressed Neil ! Nice one ! So that now broadens the buskers question to include "anyone on here ...
by Goon Squad
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Milo Lewis, Get Well Soon
Replies: 10
Views: 3952

Re: Milo Lewis, Get Well Soon

:shock: Shocking news !
Wishing Milo a speedy recovery.
by Goon Squad
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Busker singing Elvis ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Busker singing Elvis ?

I'm hoping this doesn't get bumped into the "When you least expect it" thread as I think it is worthy of it's own place. ( but if it does , so be it ) On a trip to Barcelona in the summer I went to the famous Park Guell ( or Gaudi Park as it is often known) to see the wonders of it. There ...
by Goon Squad
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 695
Views: 193981

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Shopping in Clinton's card shop in Bluewater yesterday and was astonished to suddenly hear "Everyday I write the book" come out over the speakers !
I think I was the only one in the store "mouthing along" ! ! ! :wink:
by Goon Squad
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July
Replies: 94
Views: 20635

Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Gutted I can't go! :evil:
Elv followed by Ray Davies in the sunshine sounds like a fab gig !
Hope all you lucky ones going have a great time..........................just spare a thought for us poor sods that are having to work ! 8)
Anyone know if it's likely to be filmed for tv at a future date ?
by Goon Squad
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: FREE Elvis tickets - London, Friday 12th July!
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: FREE Elvis tickets - London, Friday 12th July!

Weirdly enough, I could almost hear Elv and the boys singing " Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting".
You know what...........I reckon it might just work ! :wink:
by Goon Squad
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

Don't take this the wrong way, but I wrote the piece below about the Brighton gig in another forum; I thought the gig lacked intensity and commitment. The spinning wheel really doesn't work for me for a number of reasons, it takes focus away and the show doesn't build. And the venue really didn't h...
by Goon Squad
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

I didn't get to record it because it wasn't on my red button ( :evil: Sky ! !) but watched it online and it was superb ! I think it was the perfect choice of songs for the occasion with loads of hits, along with interesting songs like "Jimmy...". I thought he got a really good response fro...
by Goon Squad
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

Live stream on computer is great !.....................makes up for the fact that I can't get it on the red button on TV..........it's only showing bl***y tennis ! ! ! :evil:
by Goon Squad
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

You can record the red button shows. I know because I tested it last night! Just one question VG............Are you on Sky or Virgin coz according to the website you get more options on the red button if you're on Virgin, and I wondered if it might also affect the recording possibility seeing as I'...
by Goon Squad
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

verbal gymnastics wrote:You can record the red button shows. I know because I tested it last night!


Brilliant ! Thanks VG !
Also thanks to UB and sp for the info.
by Goon Squad
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 19836

Re: EC/Imposters play Glastonbury, June 29, 2013

Right here's a conundrum. Where if anywhere can we see Elvis's full set today? ( .............and don't anyone say drive to Glastonbury ! :wink: ) The problem is that the show on BBC2 finishes at 6 and his set is supposed to go on til 6.30. I'm sure the highlights programme tonight will not feature ...
by Goon Squad
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis UK Tour 2013
Replies: 256
Views: 70812

Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

As the Spinning Wheel goes of the road for a bit , it's time to look at the statistics The album scorecard http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Template:TRT_album_scorecard The 238 songs played http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Template:TRT_stats_box The setlists and dates http:/...
by Goon Squad
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing ballads live
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Elvis singing ballads live

Neil. wrote:
Thank you Simon Cowell !


I know, I even have the same hair cut and high-waisted trousers. I'm thinking about the Botox, too. ;)


:lol:
by Goon Squad
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing ballads live
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Elvis singing ballads live

We all know our Elv writes some astounding ballads. But I've noticed that when he sings them live without his guitar, he needs a bit of training in how to present himself. When using a free mic, he wanders around all over the stage, often with his back to the audience, with no apparent rhyme nor re...
by Goon Squad
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13
Replies: 46
Views: 10264

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13

I had just finished a long in depth report of last night when my computer crashed and I lost it ! :evil: So here is my quick slightly briefer version : What a great night ! Firstly it was great to meet up with Mr and Mrs Fishfinger king in the pub beforehand where we had a good chat about previous E...
by Goon Squad
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13
Replies: 46
Views: 10264

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13

Plenty of choice as the Marlowe is in the middle of the town. The Dolphin is good with a decent garden if the suns out, CT1 2AA. About 3 mins walk from the theatre. That seems ideal . So that makes 3 of us. Anyone else ? Hope to see you Blimey, that's 5 of us...........nearly a crowd ! :lol: Do we ...

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